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12-16-2017, 10:21 AM
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Views: 1,033
Posted By RangerRuss

Look for a vacuum leak. There are videos on...

Look for a vacuum leak. There are videos on different ways to do this test.
09-24-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By RangerRuss

You could certainly secure another cylinder head...

You could certainly secure another cylinder head from a auto recycler, have it reconditioned (valve grind, valve guides and seals) and install it on your engine.

There does not seem to be any...
09-23-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By RangerRuss

The 1990 that I had was hard on valve guides and...

The 1990 that I had was hard on valve guides and seals. This was the 8 spark plug 4-cylinder engine. Not all that difficult to remove the head.
If you get a big black puff of smoke when you first...
09-23-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,150
Posted By RangerRuss

My 02 XL with 2.3 and automatic transmission tows...

My 02 XL with 2.3 and automatic transmission tows small trailers just fine.
Have had very few issues all related to plastic parts in the cooling system.
03-08-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,002
Posted By RangerRuss

changed rear brakes for first time at 204,530...

changed rear brakes for first time at 204,530 miles
02-03-2017, 03:31 AM
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Views: 6,731
Posted By RangerRuss

I have the same truck - has a timing chain - no...

I have the same truck - has a timing chain - no belt.

Russ
09-23-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By RangerRuss

I clean my seats with a mix 1 gallon of hot water...

I clean my seats with a mix 1 gallon of hot water and a cup of lemon-scented ammonia.
Have used it in the Rangers and wifes Camry with good success. Scrub it with a brush and use a shop vac to pull...
07-12-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,768
Posted By RangerRuss

The plastic radiators seem to fail with some...

The plastic radiators seem to fail with some regularity. Also the thermostat housing which is plastic and the heater control valve which is plastic fail with some regularity.

Russ
04-22-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By RangerRuss

Lexol is the best.

Lexol is the best.
01-27-2014, 10:08 PM
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Views: 3,025
Posted By RangerRuss

Got it solved - yippee! The power brake booster...

Got it solved - yippee! The power brake booster on this truck is hydraulic. It gets its fluid and pressure from the power steering pump. After adding almost a full pint bottle of power steering...
01-26-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,025
Posted By RangerRuss

E450 Soft Brake Pedal

This is a 2009 E450 Diesel with a ambulance type body. Has 7000 miles. The brake pedal is very soft and seems to stop the vehicle. With continued pressure on the brake pedal it will go almost...
07-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,954
Posted By RangerRuss

There is a youtube video shows exactly how it...

There is a youtube video shows exactly how it comes off. It is advertised as an escape grille replacement. Very thorough.

Russ
06-20-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By RangerRuss

Generally problems with the front brakes will be...

Generally problems with the front brakes will be felt through the steering wheel and in the seat ( the trucks and yours) if it is the rear brakes. Hard spots or out-of-round rotors are not...
05-05-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By RangerRuss

I also have an 02 but with an automatic trans. ...

I also have an 02 but with an automatic trans. Have had to replace the plastic thermostat housing and recently the upper and lower ball joints. Had to replace the upper control arms as the ball...
05-05-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,922
Posted By RangerRuss

Had a 1990 that had the same problem. It was the...

Had a 1990 that had the same problem. It was the valve guide seals that were totally toast. Mine actually sprayed oil residue out the tailpipe onto the building I parked next to. Run your finger...
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